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good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm david muir. it's tuesday, august 24th. this morning, holding out hope. rescuers drilling new holes to reach those trapped miners 160 stories underground. what the workers are now asking for, and our reporter has reached the scene. stem cell research in turmoil. a judge blocks president obama's order expanding federal spending after a group argues those embryos should be used for adoptions. tiger woods' marriage officially ends. and this morning a revealing look inside the divorce papers including why tiger spent time in parenting class. and fantasia. a "gma" exclusive. her first live interview since her near tragedy. she opens up about what happened, plus performs live right here in times square.
good morning, everyone. george is off. we're delighted to have david muir back with us. i told you we'd give you the keys again. >> and they worked. i wouldn't believe it this morning. >> that's another thing. yes. >> great to be back with you this morning. and we so often talk about races against time in situations like these, but this is a timeline that could be months in chile. >> it could be. that's why the celebrations there have been replaced by prayers, as rescue workers try to free the miners stuck nearly half a mile under ground. crews have drilled another hole into the chamber for communication. and microphones have now been lowered to the men so they can eventually speak with their families, and they have made another request. one of the first requests? toothbrushes. >> simple. toothbrushes, they need. also, a big day in politics, robin. we're watching primaries in several states this morning.
a real test for sarah palin but not because she's on the ballot. but because of something else. jon karl is in washington. he'll break it down for us. we begin in chile, where jeffrey kofman has reached the scene of that mining disaster. goomornfey. >> reporter: and good morning to you, robin. behind me on that hillside, a remarkable drama is unfolding. for 19 days, 33 men have been trapped almost half a mile underground. they were reached and identified, found to be alive just two days ago. we're just now learning the remarkable story of how they survived and also how long it will take to rescue them. the small capsule is the only way rescuers can get food, water, and medicine down to the 33 men trapped in the collapsed mine. it's also the only way that family members can get letters to their stranded loved ones. the men are trapped more than 2,200 feet down. there are now two six-inch boreholes below the surface. one for supplies. one for communications.
a third will be used to pump in oxygen. when the mine collapsed on august 5th, the men took shelter in a 600-square-foot refuge. they have since spread into nearby tunnels. for 17 days, they survived by rationing meager emergency supplies. each man allowed two spoons of tuna, a biscuit, and a sip of milk once every 48 hours. now a giant drilling machine is on its way here. it will bore a 26-inch-wide hole straight down. when it reaches the men, they will be raised up one at a time. but it is slow and dangerous work. it will take at least a month, and it may take four months to reach the men. "good morning america" talked with chile's minister of mines at the entrance to the collapsed mine. he says there has never been a mine rescue as lengthy as this one may be. why will it take so long to get these men out of this mine? >> well, they are under 700 meters of solid rock. >> reporter: families who had anxiously waited 17 days for word that their loved ones are alive must now prepare for an
even longer wait to see them. eva ramirez still clutches the note she received sunday from her 63-year-old husband, mario, the eldest of the trapped miners. she says she will wait as long as she has to to see her husband freed from underground. but she adds, once he makes it to the surface, she will never let him work in a mine again. now, chile's minister of mines tells us that he is not aware of any mine rescue that has ever taken this long. to help the men cope, they are assembling teams of physicians and psychiatrists. they understand it's not just about their physical health but also their mental health. they've got to keep them occupied. they've got to keep their spirits up. one of the first things they will do once there are solid links of communication established is they will let the men talk to their families. that could happen in the coming days. >> jeffrey, live on the scene there in chile. thank you. joining us now is the
governor of west virginia, joe manchin, who went through a deadly mining disaster, as you know, in his state earlier this year. he is also running for the senate seat held by the late robert byrd. and, governor, thank you so much for spending a little time with us this morning. we know how important -- >> thank you, robin. >> you're welcome. we know how important mining is to your state. we know how important mining is to your family. they've been a part of this. we, of course, are reminded of what happened in your state earlier this year. just interested to know what was pces trou ugh your mind and >> well, when i ard we had explosions in our mi and the lethal gases and ths theirs was a collapse of the tunnel. and it kind of barricadtem they have shelters. and it kind of barricadtem they have shelters. mines n and if men shelters, they have survival in those shelters and it worked fo them. you can only imagine. 17 days. the longest we've been is five
or six days waiting until we had identification or we knew something had happened and what our outcome was going to be. when i saw the joy yesterday, or two days ago when they found them alive, i can -- i kind of rethought all of the things we've gone through. sago mine disaster, upper big branch. and i just -- the joy that came over me seeing the joy of those families, because i know what they've gone through waiting, and i know what they're going through right now. >> i know you've lost an uncle. you've lost school friends in mining disasters. and now we understand, don't we, governor, why families do not give up hope when miners are trapped? you just never know. >> robin, it's the strongest people that i've ever met. the miners of west virginia, the mining families of west virginia kind of bond with miners all over the world. they have one thing in common. they're willing to take the difficult jobs and do the hard jobs to provide for their families. but the patriotic duty they do, especially coal mining in west
virginia, the energy we supply for this nation and have done it for 100 years to make us as strong and free as we are. they're working in mines. to see this situation and the way they come together, families will cling together. they never met each other before. but i'll guarantee you by the second or third day, you can't tell which family's which because they're all helping each other. >> it's one huge family. you alluded to this a moment ago about lessons we can learn here. and there are major differences between what happened here earlier in west virginia and what took place, the collapse there in chile. but still, you know, watching this, and what are the lessons that you're taking from it that can help with safety issues back here in the states? >> well, everything we do right now is based around safety. we have every miner -- we have every miner -- and we have charged every miner to be responsible for your conditions there. do not be in an unsafe condition. if you see something unsafe, come on out. let's fix it.
so basically the responsibility of every miner and every mine operator is around safety. the most valued asset they have in a mine is a human being. and we all know that. and we're working very hard to have the safest workplace. robin, what i was thinking about, randal mccloy was the one survivor we had at sago. >> right. >> and i'm thinking, here's these men for 17 days not knowing if they're ever going to be found and i remember talking to randal afterwards and randal remembered everything. and we were talking. and he said, i remember when they kept trying and thinking we could get out. and it didn't happen that way. and i can just -- i can only imagine these 17 men down there thinking, maybe they've given up. and maybe people can't find them or won't find them. then all of a sudden that flood of joy comes over them knowing they have communications. i know they're concerned about the psychiatry of this whole thing and their well-being. but i'll guarantee you, they'll get through this and it won't be three or four months.
i bet we get them out quicker than that. >> i'll bet you're right, governor manchin. never underestimate the will of the human spirit. governor manchin, thank you for your insight ants we appreciate it. >> thank you for having me, robin. >> have a good day. >> we share his hope, don't we? >> we sure do. we're going to turn to politics this morning. three states are holding primaries today. and the stakes are highidat ace corresl is >> reporter: good morning. today we'll find out how much political clout sarah palin has in her own state. she has taken sides in the republican senate primary in alaska, launching a tough attack against her state's incumbent republican senator. it's mama grizzly versus mama grizzly. sarah palin is trying to oust alaska's republican senator lisa murkowski. palin has endorsed murkowski opponent joe miller suggesting unlike murkowski, he's tough enough to take on the president.
>> he's got the backbone to confront obama's radical agenda. by contrast, lisa murkowski has voted with the democrats more than any republican up for re-election this year. >> reporter: the race is a test of palin's clout in her own backyard. palin scored some impressive victories earlier this year in the lower 48 providing critical endorsements to nicky haley in south carolina and carly fiorina for the senate in california. lately, palin's been on a losing streak. over the last five weeks, palin-endorsed candidates have lost in georgia, tennessee, kansas, colorado and washington state. palin's candidate in alaska is a hard-line tea party conservative. in a recent interview on abc's "top line" he suggested that unemployment benefits are unconstitutional. >> unemployment compensation benefits have got to -- first of all, it's not constitutionally authorized. i think that's the first thing that has to be looked at so i do not favor their extension. >> reporter: miller has also been known to attract assault weapon bearing
supporters at his political rallies. >> jon, following that race in alaska, i know you will be following what's going on in arizona, too. senator john mccain up against another republican who has carved a position even further to the right. >> reporter: that's right. and this has been a tough challenge for john mccain against j.d. hayworth, a former republican congressman. mccain has spent a staggering $21 million to fend off this hayworth challenge. but also important to point out, david, mccain is yet another sarah palin endorsed candidate. >> $21 million. more than he spent on any of his senate campaigns. i want to ask you about the stem cell judgment from the federal judge, too, while we have you. it will be the big issue in washington today. blocking president obama's executive order last year that had expanded embryonic stem cell research, what does that mean for labs this morning, and what ion >> reporter: this is a major decision. scientists l scg to figure out what th
implications are, but it effectively puts an end, at least temporo al federally-funded embryonic fedech.ly-funded embryonic it is a temporary injunion, what the judge said is that he believes that as a lawsuit challenging the obama policy goes forward, all federal funding of research must stop because he believes there's a ancete p wil >> all right. ourn attol pn? >> all right, david. investigators are using high-tech methods to trace the tainted eggs hoping to figure out what caused the masse salmonella outbreak. so many eggs affected. and they all lead back to just two iowa f chris bury is in galt, iowa, and has the latest on the investigation >> reporter: good morning, the fda now has 20 inspectors on the ground in iowa at those two farms, the only farms that are involved in that massive recall. the focus now is on these henhouses. row after row of windowless sheds where the eggs are laid. >> they may have to look many places. they may have to look at the
chicken, at the eggs, at the chicken litter, at the feed, at the dirt, at workers' boots, processing equipment, fan blades. many, many things could be a source of salmonella contamination. >> reporter: like detectives, investigators are tracing the bacteria back from clusters of cases where numerous people got sick. they first noticed a pattern in california. egg products from a high school prom, a college graduation party and a catered breakfast led them to the two iowa farms. >> we traced it back through several levels. who supplied the caterer? and who supplied the distributor? and traced it back to wright county eggs in iowa. >> reporter: the company, in a statement, says it has worked closely with fda through their review. it's owned by egg baron, jack decoster, one of the country's top ten producers who has a long, troubled history with regulators. but new federal rules requiring more testing on farms may help
prevent future outbreaks. >> it will require egg producers to do some monitoring of their flocks and their environment for salmonella, but you still do need much more to make the egg supply completely safe. >> reporter: the fda now says no new recalls are likely, suggesting that investigators are confident they've zeroed in on the main sources of contamination here in iowa. robin? >> all right, chris. thank you very much. 7:14. and juju chang has the morning's other news for us. good morning, juju. >> good morning, robin and david. and good morning, everyone. we begin though with the death of four americans in the crash of a small plane in nepal. the plane was bound for the mt. everest region when monsoon rains forced it to turn back toward kathmandu. rescuers struggled to reach the crash site in a remote area with no roads. all 14 onboard were killed. another milestone in iraq this morning. the military says there are now fewer that 50,000 troops left in
the country. that's the lowest level since the 2003 invasion, and it comes one week before president obama's drawdown deadline. a key economic report out this morning. the national association of realtors released a report of existing home sales for july. it was expected to plunge to the lowest levels in nearly a decade. and it's amazing that anyone could survive this crash. police in ohio said the driver was going 100 miles an hour when his car went airborne and literally spun around. it slammed into that overpass. the explosive force, as you can imagine, split the car in three pieces. the driver was actually ejected but is in critical condition. and finally, mexico played puerto rico in little league world series. and the camera ended up losing. mexico's pitcher bounces a ball in the dirt. check it out. it flies up, smashes the camera lens behind home plate. it's a pricey pitch. the play-by-play guys thought it was about 20 k for that pitch. ouch. >> 20 k.
>> at least. >> the pitcher actually had 11 strikeouts and only 5 hits. >> that was another strikeout right there. >> a bad one. >> thanks, juju. sam's in now with the weather. >> yes, he is. >> hey, good morning, robin, david, juju. good morning, everyone. we're going to start with the heat. it is the headline in every west coast newscast and again today. we've got it in portland about 91 degrees. san francisco, likely to be a record at 96. l.a. at 97 degrees. folks buying air conditioners, trying to stay out of the heat. and that will be a problem for just a couple more days. cool air trickles in. it starts in northwestern areas first. it will get to l.a. by about thursday or friday-ish. we have a couple more days with the heat. and cool temperatures into the northeast. new york at 72 degrees. this rain, as the low barely makes a move. you might not start with heavy rain in boston. but you'll get some before the day is out.
>> and when we come back, david, we're going to look at a tropical system that's now a category 2 hurricane in the next half hour. >> sam, you thought you were the only one giving us a weather report this morning, huh? we're going to turn to jake tapper who is on martha's vineyard where the president is on vacation. the first family bringing a pack of cards and game boards when it rains during the vacation like everybody else. hey, jake. >> reporter: good morning, david. well, that's right. the wind and rain here on martha's vineyard has knocked out some of the power. but that does not seem to have diminished the president's desire for some r&r. it's been raining since sunday with more expected today. so what's a vacationing president to do? last night the first couple dined out with friends at the aptly named sweet life cafe. the president spent monday watching dvds and playing the board game taboo at blue heron farm.
the spacious $20 million estate the first family rented at a cost of up to $50,000 a week. it has a half-court basketball court, but the court is outdoors. so with some pals and underlings the president headed out to play basketball at oak bluffs elementary school. some of the lights went out. but not enough lights to stop the game. the president likes to play his vacations by ear. the white house does not know what he's going to do on any given day. >> he's probably going to spend some time playing some basketball where he's staying, going to the beach. >> reporter: a customer shot this at a local bookstore. >> it's a beautiful store. >> thank you for coming. >> reporter: but otherwise there are very few images of the first vacationers. the white house says the family wants its privacy. but it's also true with almost 10% unemployment and troops in harm's way in afghanistan, and iraq, there's an extra sensitivity to images of the president having fun in the sun. or the rain. and the famously liberal
residents of martha's vineyard have embraced the first family and capitalized on their presence here with obama-themed wear, such as yes, we candy. obama-rita, and, of course, robin, your favorite, barack-o-guaco. back to you in new york. >> very creative there, jake. i know you're partaking too. thanks. stay dry. >> hopefully tapper has extra room in his suitcase for you. coming up, we go inside tiger's divorce. why he took hours of parenting classes. details straight ahead. say... bee-utiful! prescription nasonex is proven to help relieve indoor and outdoor nasal allergy symptoms like congestion, runny and itchy nose and sneezing. (announcer) side effects were generally mild and included headache. viral infection, sore throat, nosebleeds and coughing. ask your doctor about symptom relief with nasonex. and save up to $15 off your refills. go to nasonex.com for details, terms and conditions.
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half moon bay about 76. we have air quality issues in the east bay and down in the santa clara valley. and we have that heat advisory, heat exhaustion possible around the bay shoreline and inland today. temperatures start cooling tomorrow. 20 to 30 degrees cooler by the weekend, eric. >> thank you. the hot weather means higher fire danger today. firefighters near pittsburgh are keeping watch for flair-ups from a fire that burned 70 acres of grassland yesterday along highway 4. 85 firefighters in the air and on the ground were able to keep the flames away from homes along san mack coboulevard. they managed to stop the flames from spreading into the concord area. when we come
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♪ when i think about you that is fantasia, an "american idol" winner, star on broadway, who was hospitalized two weeks ago after taking a bottle of pills. and this morning in her first live interview since that crisis, she talks about how she got to that point, how she's bouncing back. brand-new music and a new sense of purpose. we say good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> i'm david muir. george continues his vacation. and as we all know, fantasia is eager to move past this. and we're going to try to help her go that. she's going to perform her first single from the album. that's coming up here. >> that will be in our last half hour. but also this morning we launch our "road to recovery" series where we take a very personal journey back to disaster areas such as
nashville, tennessee, all leading up to our live coverage to the mississippi gulf coast after five years of hurricane katrina. but this morning we're going to look, a place we both have spent time, and that is haiti. seven months after the devastating earthquake and show you the many ways people are making a difference there every, single day. >> revisiting some of the faces you met on this broadcast six months ago. >> that's true. first this half hour, it's official now. tiger woods and his now ex-wife are divorced. they dissolved their marriage of nearly six years on monday ending nine months of speculation and rumor sparked, of course, by that infamous car crash nine months ago, and we begin here with andrea canning. >> reporter: it's official. mrs. tiger woods is once again miss elin nordegren. returning to her maiden name is just one of the details in her divorce agreement obtained by abc news and finalized in this panama city courthouse monday. the petition says the marriage is irretrievably broken. the former couple released this statement. "we are sad that our marriage is over, and we wish each other the
very best for the future. while we are no longer married, we are the parents of two, wonderful children. and their happiness has been and always will be of paramount importance to both of us." tiger and elin will share custody of the children and have completed a four-hour custody class. the exact details, however, of the custody and financial arrangements are being kept private. they were initially worked out the very same weekend in july tiger played one of his worst rounds ever at the at&t national golf tournament. to work out the deal, elin hired eight attorneys from three states and london, england. tiger used just one. >> in the same way you might go to a doctor for a second opinion, she was trying to get as much advice as she could before she made her decisions strategically. >> i had affairs. i cheated. >> reporter: after tiger's sex scandal last november in the wake of his late night car accident seen in these photos obtained by tmz,
couple's prenup was renegotiated. now, elin could walk away with hundreds of millions of dollars. and according to "people" magazine, a whole lot more with her friends saying, quote, she's been through hell but handled herself with such dignity. and now she's got a whole new life ahead of her. for "good morning america," andrea canning, abc news, new york. and joining us now live from washington, is abc news sports consultant and "usa today" columnist, christine brennan. christine, good morning. >> good morning, david. >> we heard andrea report there on the statement they both have released and talk about sharing parenting, of course, of their 3-month-o 3-year-old daughter sam and their 19-month-old son charlie. that's never been disputed, how much tiger cherishes his role as father. >> absolutely. if anything over the last nine months, i heard tiger talk about his kids more than ever before in press conferences. my kids are important to me. he said that over and over again. >> so much in golf is not about what we see only on the course but beside the course the family
embracing the players at each hole. we're not going to see that at least for quite some time with tiger woods. >> i don't think so. that's a great point. certainly elin will not be there. whether the kids would come running out onto the green if tiger wins another golf tournament, that's a possibility but it is the family, remember phil mickelson at the master, talked about a man and his family all week, that image won't exist for tiger for some time. >> such a stark contrast. hard to believe we were talking about tiger woods breaking jack nicholas' all-time record. now a year later you wonder if he could ever do that. >> we would have been laughed out of the room if we had that conversation. what, tiger won't get another five majors. this year alone we thought he would win three. it was that great a year the way the majors were set up in 2010. he's gone for 0 for 2010. terrible year and valid question.
can he possibly win five more to pass jack? >> it's been painful to watch him actually along the way this season. you have followed sports for so long. have you ever seen a fall, a challenge like this for a player of this magnitude? >> never, never. we thought we had seen rock bottom november, december, january, february for tiger. you and i talked about that a lot and it turns out, david, that rock bottom might be now. the fact that he's played such bad golf. i don't think any of us thought that we would see him have such trouble on the golf course. i think it speaks to the fact that he is a person. he's not a robot. he's not a machine and i think it also will set up potentially a great story of redemption in the next couple of years if tiger can get it back but he'll be 35 in december and there's these 22-year-olds, 23-year-olds out there playing great golf so the question is can tiger ever regain his form. if he does, that would be quite a story, as well. >> it would be quite a story. hopefully the two of us will talk about that at some point soon. thanks, christine. time now for the weather and
let's check in with sam champion. >> hey, good morning again david. we'll start with danielle, category 2 hurricane in the atlantic. that's right, category 2 hurricane but check out what we think happens here. throughout while we get on to later tonight we pick up strength into category 3 and bop it down, it curves off east of bermuda staying out in the atlantic. we'll keep within on/it. that's the game plan. all the heat in the west headlining every newscast will start to break today in some locations, tomorrow and then finally thursday for a lot of places. look at san francisco at 96 today but by wednesday, 78. everyone else has a couple more days of the heat so l.a., 93 on wednesday then down into the 80s on thursday. the place where it's not going away, look at austin at 104. dallas is just under the triple-digit mark today at about 99 degrees after so much brutal heat that's been going on in texas. san antonio at about 103. oklahoma city at 85. phoenix stays at about 112 degrees. elsewhere on the big board we can see that cool showery weather from the mid-atlantic all the way in the northeast today. two areas of low pressure that
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this morning, we begin a journey we're calling "road to recovery" where we go in search of the truly amazing people who continue to bring help and hope to all of the disaster areas that struggle to get back on their feet long after the cameras leave. and later this week, we'll recognize the fifth anniversary of the hurricane katrina disaster.
we also spend time in nashville following the flooding there. but this morning we remember the earthquake in haiti. >> the water's coming to an end. >> everybody's screaming and crying and praying. >> tragedy in haiti. >> reporter: 30 years to be built, 45 seconds to be destroyed. on january 12th nature dealt the people of haiti a devastating blow leaving those who survived with the overwhelming task of rebuilding while mending their hearts and souls. more than 7 months after the earthquake over 1.5 million patients are displaced and living in makeshift tent cities like this all over the capital city of port-au-prince. we went to haiti to find the glimmers of hope amidst the
rubble and staggering poverty, and here in this sprawling tent city we met midwife sarah marsh and nurse genevieve joubert providing security and sensitivity is the top priority for genevieve, who lost her home not far from this tent city where she now lives and works and sarah, a native new yorker who has worked in haiti for three years. >> the greatest need is shelter. >> reporter: how many people are living here? >> they have 10,500. >> reporter: just in this one area? >> she says in some tents you can have as many as 13 people. the other day she visited a tent and she found 17 people. >> reporter: in one tent. what do the people in this community need right now? >> even at the base they need housing. they need food. they need hygiene. we think about a baby being delivered here and being brought home here and this isn't the way that we would want to live.
>> reporter: rebirth and rebuilding takes time and patience. i was reminded of that nowhere quite as much as when i went back to the orphanage where i found a little girl, maya esther, whose adopted parents, matt and mandy poulter in iowa, who were desperate to find out if their future daughter was okay. >> you found her? >> reporter: we definitely found her. >> thank you. thank you so much. >> reporter: she's okay. she's not injured. she's ready to go home to iowa. today, maya is happy and is thriving with her family in the states. but here in haiti, maya's fellow orphans are still strong, thanks to the continued efforts of mandy and matt and the orphanage director anderson profate. and i was happy to catch up with my little friend, amos. how did you get so much bigger? you were so much smaller. while amos has grown since i last saw him, not much else has changed. they're still living in tents in front of the home. anderson showed me the accommodations.
this is where the children sleep? >> yes. >> reporter: how many children sleep in here? >> four of them, plus one nanny. >> reporter: with help from matt and mandy, they have set up a website to raise awareness of the plight of orphans and widows. >> we want to help everyone. but it's hard. so this is a place to start helping here and helping the kids that we know. >> it's not about big numbers. it's not about hundreds of thousands of people. it's about, you know, individuals that we know we can make a difference in. >> reporter: we also found wayne elsey making a difference in the lives of people who have lost so much by giving them new shoes. what's going on right now? >> what we're trying to do is put shoes on these kids' feet. lots of them have no shoes at all. let them know that they're important and that they matter and there will be a better day for them soon. >> reporter: through his nashville-based charity, soles4souls, wayne has given
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♪ i thank that you're mine, yeah ♪ the bittersweet, the title of fantasia's new single. it could sum up the last few weeks for the "american idol" champion. now, after being hospitalized, she is speaking up on what happened that day and how she's turning her life around. and her brand-new cd "back to me" in stores today. a very candid interview with that woman right there. a special performance coming up. we say good morning, america. george is off this morning. >> david muir here, to fill the seat, while he's away. enjoying a few extra days of vacation this week. also coming up in this half hour, really alarming sign of
the rough economy. imagine your company goes under, taking not only your job, but also your retirement and health benefits. this morning, a warning for you. and we have the list, how to make sure it doesn't happen to you. and also, before your children go off to college, mellody hobson is here with five things they should know about money. including why students are at a higher risk of identity theft. we begin with fantasia. with eight grammy nominations and a successful run on broadway, "american idol" winner fantasia barrino seemed like a success story. but as she wrote in her biography, life is not a fairy tale. two weeks ago, she was hospitalized after overdosing on a bottle of pills. now, a "gma" exclusive. fantasia is here in our studio, to talk about the suicide attempt, to the new album, called "back to me." first, here's chris connelly, with more on her recent
struggles. >> reporter: when singer fantasia barrino was crowned champion of "american idol" in 2004, it was her golden voice that garnered all the attention. but in recent weeks, her struggles have been stealing the spotlight. >> tell me exactly what happened. >> an individual took a bottle of aspirin. >> reporter: earlier this month, fantasia's manager found her unconscious. in a verbal of vh1's "behind the music," airing continue, fantasia admits she wanted to end her life. >> you can't accidentally take a whole bottle of pills. >> reporter: at the time, fantasia was reeling from allegations and the threat of a lawsuit, surrounding her relationship with antoine cowau a married man. it was the latest stress for the singer, who has had struggled with her family and her finances in recent years. >> i was tired of people doing me wrong. dealing with my family. dealing with my father.
dealing with men and their bull [ bleep ]. i remember waking up in the hospital. i'm still here in this hell hole. still here with a lot of drama going on. >> reporter: but then, the singer says, she realized she was here for a reason. now, with a brand-new album, fantasia says she's embracing a future, in which the spotlight, once again, shines not on her troubles, but on her talents. ♪ >> reporter: for "good morning america," chris connelly, los angeles. and joining us now, for her first live sitdown, is fantasia. just so good to see you. >> you, too. >> how are you this morning? >> i'm good. i'm fine. i'm better. better. >> well, you have so many people. our studio is jam-packed downstairs. they love you, adore you, and
want only the best for you. we were all just taken aback, when you -- as you just said, it wasn't an accident. you've been through so much, fantasia. what made this appear to be the breaking point for you? >> i think i was just overloaded with everything. with carrying six years of so much. you know? i always take a lickin'and keep on tickin'. everybody thinks she's tough. she's strong. and it became heavy for me. to the point where i wanted to be away from the noise. when i seem like i go to do the good things to better myself, it doesn't blow up. when i received my high school diploma. it was something i was really, really proud of. and it didn't go anywhere. but the first piece of drama that they can find, it blew up so much. and i just began to get tired of taking -- just taking so many licks. >> when you keep saying that
there's been so much, can you just give us a little more insight into -- we don't know what's going on in your world. >> i would take it back to even when i stepped on the "idol" stage. i caught so much drama about being a young mom. not having my high school diploma. the way i spoke. me taking off my shoes. there was always something wrong with me. and they kept trying to point out things and i fought through that. and i won the "idol." coming out after that, i did my lifetime movie and i wrote my book. and i spoke about the struggles that i came through to get to today. and they picked out things they didn't like. they lashed out. they had conversations and comedians had things to say. but i took a lickin'. and i kept on tickin'. and so many things of me dealing almost losing my whole career. not having management and lawyers saying they had my back. not taking care of me. me taking care of my whole family.
so much that people don't understand. they just see the glitz and the glamour. and they feel like life is so perfect. but, we're human. and we go through things. and i was telling one of my friends the other day, i get to speak with a life coach now. and there's something i've never done. i never went and spoke to somebody and put it all out there. and said, i need to lean on somebody now. i'm glad i have a life coach in my life because he's been teaching me some things. he asked me, are you ready to go back to work? at first, i didn't think i was ready to come back. i didn't know what i was stepping into. but he drew out this iceberg. and he drew the tip of the iceberg. and the tip, the very top of the iceberg, is what people see. the glitz, the glamour, the bubbly spirits. under there is a much bigger piece that nobody gets to see. he said, what's up under there? i said, there's hurt. there's pain. there's trust issues. there's being lonely, all these things that people don't get to see with fantasia. he said, which side are you
going to show? and i thought i was going to say the wrong answer. but i said i think i'm going to show both. he said, i think you're ready to go back to work. >> that's you. you're a very open book. you've written a book. you have your life story that you started. and it was really trying to understand more of what was going on to get you to that point. that can help other people, too. there was a statement from your manager who said, that morning, you read a complaint that was filed by the wife of antwaun cook. was any of that going through your mind before you took those pills? >> i think everybody feels like i tried to harm myself over a man. but i've had a lot of bad relationships. you know? so, i think it was -- that had somewhat to do with it because it was so heavy. it was brand-new information. i was already going through so much. but i think it was just six
years of everything. of me holding all that stuff on the inside and not letting it out. and i just got very, very tired. >> more cumulative than anything else, all combined. you said there was a nurse there because we heard you say that when you woke up, you're like, i'm still here. you didn't want to be here at that time when you woke up? >> i think about it like, oh, god. it's going to be more drama. i know all of these nurses know me. they probably voted for me. and i felt like this hospital is going to be just full of press in just one second. but they became my friends. you know, i was in the hospital. and i wasn't in the hospital up under my name. they gave me a different name. nobody asked me anything about what was going on in the press. and they just began to talk to me about my nails, my hair. your hair's cute. you know? and i felt so much better. and i have to say thank you to one of my nurses. her name is melanie. she was an older lady.
older woman. really strict. and she would come in and make me eat. make me walk around. she came in with a magazine. sister to sister magazine. she says, i don't read magazines like this. but my husband brought it to the house. i open it up, and look who's in it. you have to get out of here. and you have to go back to work. and for me, that was when i felt like, you know what? there are people who love and support me and want to see me keep going who has been through the same thing. she began to tell me all her life stories. and i said, there's no perfect person. and i'm just thankful for all of the nurses and the doctors who were there for me. they didn't treat me like fantasia. they treated me like tasia. and i needed that. >> you needed that. and you have people right up here, that are downstairs. you are back. we didn't know if you would come. but you're here. and we're going to hear you. "back to me." >> "back to me." >> it's beautiful. i listened to it. it's in stores today.
and bless you for being open and being here. >> thank you. >> we'll get you cleaned up. >> i know. >> and you will perform in our last half hour. fantasia, everybody? >> thank you. >> we always have time to say something like that. let's get over to juju with the morning's news. >> you do look hot, robin. soulful, fantasia. >> you do look hot, robin. soulful, fantasia. we're going to get to the news and the chilean miners trapped for almost three weeks. they will get to speak to their families through a newly-drilled bore hole. rescuers say it could take four months to raise the men. after rationing energy supplies for 13 days, the miners are asking for toothbrushes. former president jimmy carter heads to north korea to win the freedom of an american teacher from boston, sentenced to eight years hard labor for illegally entering the country. now, to the latest development in the debate over stem cell research.
a judge in washington has temporarily blocked federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. he sided with opponents who says the research involves destroying human embryos, in violation of the federal ban. now, for a look at what's coming up on "world news," here's diane sawyer. diane? >> good morning, juju. our series, "back-to-school, request a difference. you're going to see what fellow parents and teachering are being asked to bring with their children when they take them to school this fall. it sure surprised us. that's tonight. >> nice to see diane back from vacation, as well. now, another panda star is born. this one has more than just being cute and cuddly. at first glance, it looks like he's dancing, right? in sichuan province. he's raising the rough. it turns out the youngster is scratching his back. looks a little itchy, right? that's the news at 8:10. time, for the weather and
sam. raise the roof. >> dance track to that one. go ahead. [ cheers and applause ] dance track to that would be perfect. but you just want to hug that thing, don't you? >> so cute. >> come on. how are you guys? good? signs up. i noticed this one. this is a line i hear all the time. what does it say? >> we're not in topeka, kansas, anymore. >> that's right. i'm sorry. you're absolutely right. and nebraska, you're in the house, as well. [ cheers ] and who do you want to see tomorrow? >> who? >> oh, yeah. caden, cooper and jackson tomorrow. >> caden cooper and jackson tomorrow. let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to talk about. a quick twitter picture. all across the nation, you're sending picks. from mt. rainier, to florida. we have a warmup coming in new york city. not until the weekend.
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forward that money to the insurance company. was this theft to you? >> definitely. >> fraud. >> reporter: when phezer came back to get answers about insurance, all the gates to the building were locked. and the company was gone. a notice from company owner, michael phelan instructed them to send all health claims to box 1415 at the local post office. but we checked. and that box number doesn't exist. >> they took everything away from me when the company closed down. >> reporter: at the time, john laymyer's wife was ill. and his doubter and daughter-in-law were both pregnant. >> when this guy took my money away and my insurance away, i felt bad about it because i couldn't take care of my family the way i wanted to. >> reporter: the lamayers say they wracked up $100,000 in medical bills and had to declare bankruptcy. >> it's horrifying. you think how could this happen? >> reporter: the department of
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cooler conditions tomorrow, 20 to 30 degrees coo ♪ ♪ hey, oh you could be my man ♪ ♪ oh, oh and i feel ♪ ♪ every night you used to be the man of the house ♪ she is back. new music. new attitude. what did you just say? >> you go, girl. >> fantasia is performing live this morning, only on "gma." in a moment, she'll sing her new hit from her new cd, arriving in stores today. we say good morning, america. we say hey, tasia. hey. >> hey. >> that's how robin warms up her vocals before the show every morning. just like that. >> i wish. also coming up this half hour, money tips from mellody
hobson who is here this morning. the five things that can help your college students with their finances. mellody says this can keep them from calling up mom and dad. >> send money. that kind of thing. if you think cooking is too complicated, think again. we'll show you how to turn seven ingredients into five, fabulous meals. and that woman right there, dine hendricks, will show us how to do it. later in the week, lady antebellum. i know there's one song near and dear to your heart. >> sam was singing it earlier, too. >> why do you got to bring me in? >> if she's going down, you're going down. >> everybody's going down with us. >> the only thing i'm worried about this morning. fantasia looks gorgeous. how do you stand upright on those shoes? >> it's easy. i love heels. >> i mean, i think those are even -- those have to be the tallest ones i've seen on the show so far. if it's a race to get to if
tallest shoe, fantasia wins. let's get to the boards. show you what's going on this morning. how about a live shot from new york city. are you tired of the clouds? are you tired of the cool, damp weather? do you want a little sunshine? >> yeah. >> not today. how about tomorrow? does tomorrow sound better? a little creeps in on thursday. and we'll get great-looking weather by the time we get to friday and the weekend. it is cool today. 72 degrees. enjoy it. if you need a break from the heat, the clouds will sure deliver that. there are places that wish they could stay in the 70s today. portland may be one of them at 91 today. las vegas is about 107 degrees. and texas, it just won't quit. there's some thunder showers in oklahoma and northern texas, that will drop the heat and temperature a little bit. it will still be warm and humid
what's your name? >> nina. >> nina, you just made the camera guy work. he had to bring the camera all the way down to show your sign. what does your sign say? tell me your name. >> ron. >> ron, tell me what your sign says. you want me to read it? we start our day with "gma." so, ron didn't make the sign, obviously. nina did. robin? >> busted. thank you. our series "america's money" goes to college this morning. many college freshmen haven't dealt with personal finances before. certainly not with mom and dad peeking over their shoulder. so, we asked our financial contributor, mellody hobson five things everyone must know. from being an allowance, to balancing a checkbook. >> there's no question about it.
and most students are not prepared at all. they don't learn these things in school. and they typically don't have a conversation with their parents about money. often times parents have their own money issues. capital one had a study. and said one in three students have a conversation with their parents about money. and it's usually out of necessity. >> that's it. you should hope it would be more than that. but to provide for their college-bound kids, parents budget. that's what they need to talk about. >> budget, so important. really starting off by saying how much money are you going to need every month to spend on things like toothpaste and books and transportation. and pizza at night. on the other side of it, what kind of income are you going to have coming in? from a student job or from the allowance we with would give you. those two things must balance. a great site to help with budgeting, is mint.com. they can budget to your bank account or credit card. >> you mention credit card.
we talked about this before. and should parents give their college-bound student a credit card? >> okay. and i understand the trepidation here because this can be a weapon of mass destruction. i've talked about it before. typical senior graduates with $4,100 in credit card debt. 20% of seniors have more than $7,000 in credit card debt when they graduate. so, this is a lot to bear. but a student does need a credit card in case of an emergency. and the good news is that the card act of 2009 can help allay some of the fears that may be there. it says that a student under the age of 21 cannot get a credit card without proof of income or a co-signer that is an adult. and so, the good thing about that, it puts guardrails down on the students. now, when getting a credit card, make sure it's a low-balance card, low-interest card. and make sure, as a parent, if you're co-signing, to get a
duplicate statement to watch them along the way and help make good decisions. >> that's helpful information. everyone's saying, too, i want my college student to have a little fun, too. if you know how to look for it and where to look for it, it can happen. >> in this situation, you can save a lot of money as a student. that student i.d. is gold. it really is a gateway to lots and lots of discounts. of course, you see that when you're in college towns, where there are signs up for retailers. 10% off for students or 15%. i would suggest students ask when they don't see any kind of sign. and understand the discounts go offcampus. so, places like, when they're traveling and buying plane tickets to go home for christmas and thanksgiving, whatever it might be, asking for student discounts every time can save a lot of money. >> you mentioned about student i.d.s, and there's a real problem right now with identity theft on campuses, right? >> yes.
because most student ideas are actually the student's social security number. and they just, you know, give out that number all the time around people who can hear it. and you add to it the fact that a lot of the social networking sites, the student puts their birthday up, like facebook. you have their social security number and their birth date. if you're an identity thief, you're ready to go. i recommend that students not put their birthday up on their social networking site. additionally, i recommend they be discreet about giving out that i.d. or that social security number. additionally, understanding dormrooms are a place where people just come and go all the time. >> that's true. >> so, putting personal information in safe places would be very, very smart. and checking your credit report, you free credit report once a year, very good idea for a student. >> having that tough love talk with your student, as well. thanks a lot, mellody. have a good day. appreciate it. >> thanks. >> to get a printable sample
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diane henderiks, personal chef and dietitian. she does the food on abc news now for us. good to have you here. david, look at this table. you can get ready for the week ahead. >> yeah. this table has everything you need to make five completely healthy, delicious meals during the week. >> what do we have in. >> tomatoes. low-fat cheese. skinless chicken breast. some pineapple, spinach, eggs and bopasta. >> you're the brother of two boys, right? >> i'm a mother of two boys. and i'm trying to balance home and a career. >> and go to the grocery store one day a week. >> i would like to go to the grocery store on sunday. we have five, fabulous meals here. >> first up is what? >> chicken roulade. that's a fanny name for a chicken dinner. and 384 calories.
>> that's the benefit of the ingredients you've chosen. >> all of the meals are under 400 calories and under 12 grams of fat. >> tuesday looks like pasta night. >> tuesday is comfort food night. can't go wrong with pasta. this is a great way to get your kids to eat the veggies. if you have veggies in the house, throw them in, as well. 338 calories, 10 grams of fat. 338 calories. less than the chicken meal on monday. what do we have wednesday? >> breakfast for dinner. my husband and kids love breakfast for dinner. this only has 171 calories. it's a frittata. simple to make. eggs, a little cheese, and spinach and whatever veggies you have in the house. >> you have the growing boys in the house. do you say, mom, it starts to taste the same as monday or tuesday. >> sometimes. they're kids. if i could give them pizza five nights a week, they would be happy. i don't want to do that. the eggs are completely different than the pasta. they don't notice.
>> just a simple tweak can change the meal completely. on thursday -- >> yi. we have -- >> this is fancy. >> fancy. >> put on the music. >> leave the kids upstairs. it's a hawaiian chicken salad. it might look a little complicated. but if you think about it, the parents can put off the top of the tomatoes. you can get the kids in the kitchen to scoop them out. you need a teaspoon. they can scoop out the tomatoes. >> what did you put inside? all the same ingredients. but how is it prepared? >> dijon mustard. i have five staple ingredients. soy sauce, dijon, olive oil, and dried herbs. i'm using olive oil instead of mayonnaise. >> does that save on the calories? >> you save on the calories. and it's combined with dijon mustard. >> i love that you get to friday and you're thinking, let's barbecue. get outdoors. >> i barbecue 12 months out of the year. and the grill gets closer to the house as the weather gets colder. i marinate 12 months out of the
year. this is kebabs. it's pineapple and chicken with pineapple salsa, which you can't beat. want to try it? >> yeah. i would love to try it. they'll raise their hand during the break. i think you have the recipes in "shape" magazine. what's been the response so far? >> they just hit the stands yesterday. they just hit the stands. we don't know the response yet. but i'm expecting it to be fantastic. >> the notion that you can prepare an entire week -- with my mouth full. >> i'll take over. >> sorry, mom. >> the key is to -- i don't want to run out during the week, what's in the house you're in your pajamas. you can get the meals together without running back out. >> a brilliant idea. >> it took a while. i was trying to think of a unique concept. and i said i don't want to go to the grocery store. that's where it came from. >> i'm going to taste test some of the other things. >> good. >> as i go to break and i swallow the chicken, we have more recipes. five more exclusive recipes with seven ingredients. >> yep. >> for those recipes, as well.
[ cheers and applause ] and now, fantasia is back. she has a brand-new album out today. it's called "back to me." and critics are calling it her best work yet. and she is here live to give us a live sample. that wasn't good enough. give it up, ladies and gentlemen, for fantasia. [ cheers and applause ] people over there. people all around. thank you, again, for talking in our last half hour and really opening up. let's talk about the music right now. when you walked in the studio this morning, even before the cameras are rolling, i can see it. you are so happy to be back, aren't you?
>> yes. it's a blessing. this is my first time performing since everything happened. this is therapy for me. today, i can release and let go and move on. i'm just happy to be here. >> and your music does that for you, doesn't it? >> uh-huh. >> has it always been that way for you? >> it's always been that way. everybody has different things they do to release. and for me, it's being on this stage with this microphone. and letting everything out through my music. >> what does "back to me," that's the name of your new cd. what does that mean, "back to me"? >> i've been through so many changes. trying to figure out how to be. and stay in the industry. be number one. and be hot. put out hot music. i'm going to go back to the young lady i was on "idol." that's who people loved. taking my shoes off. doing my thing. i'm "back to me." >> you remember that time before all this happened. and you were just tasia? >> yes. >> go back to that time? >> i do. it was easier back then.
but everybody loves me for me. i had to be myself. back to me. >> glad you have done that. thank you for being here this morning. are you in for a treat. this is a beautiful song. performing "bittersweet," the first single off her new album, "back to me," is fantasia. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ oh, oh oh, i, whoa, whoa, whoa ♪ ♪ every now and then i use still get a flashback ♪ ♪ of the time i spent thinking you could be that one ♪ ♪ should i have just kept your love ♪ ♪ saying the same we had some good times ♪ ♪ on the other hand had me crying all night ♪ ♪ it was too much for my mind
so, even though i ♪ ♪ left you ♪ i can't forget you because when i any about you ♪ ♪ it's bittersweet it's bittersweet ♪ ♪ yes, i'll always love you it's bittersweet ♪ ♪ it's bittersweet when i think about you ♪ ♪ it's bittersweet ♪ i still have a box full of things you gave me ♪ ♪ start to throw it out something always stops me ♪ ♪ yeah i'm not as over you ♪ ♪ as i said ♪ deep inside my heart i made the right decision ♪ ♪ but it's gonna hurt
when you might less think it ♪ ♪ did i make a big mistake ♪ even though i left you i can't forget you ♪ ♪ 'cause when i think about you it's bittersweet ♪ ♪ it's bittersweet yes, i'll always love you ♪ ♪ it ice bittersweet it's bittersweet ♪ ♪ when we were together you ain't treat me right ♪ ♪ when i really love you i ain't gonna lie ♪ ♪ 'cause when i think about you it's bittersweet ♪ ♪ see, you have to understand somebody's going to get hurt out of this situation ♪ ♪ and you just hope it's not you ♪ ♪ at times part of me wants you ♪ ♪ part of me don't part of me is missing you ♪
♪ part of me is strong part of me is saying ♪ ♪ that the love is still strong part of me is hanging on ♪ ♪ so even though i left you i can't forget you ♪ ♪ 'cause when i think about you it's bittersweet it's bittersweet ♪ ♪ guess i'll always love you it's bittersweet ♪ ♪ it's bittersweet when we were together you ain't treat me right ♪ ♪ then i really love you i ain't gonna lie ♪ ♪ when i think about you it's bittersweet ♪ [ cheers and applause ] i spend three hours on my homework --
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some environmentalists have backed san francisco's plan to host the next america's cup race and working with city officials which comes after san francisco backed away from plans to ask legislatoring in sacramento to exempt the city from environmental laws for the cup. san francisco is the only u.s. city in the running to host the sailing race in 2013 or '14s.
oracle ceo larry ellison won the last cup. the race would prompt a billion dollars into the local economy. wants it feel nice to sail on the bay today, mike. >> hot everywhere but in the water where it's still the 50s, upper 50s. a lot of record highs. i put stars next to them. hottest day of the year, dangerous heat with low to mid-90s throughout the bay, low 100s in our valleys. poor air quality most likely in the santa clara valley and the east bay valley. heat most dangerous from noon to 8 p.m. around the bay shore and inland. temperatures tumble 6 to 8 degrees every day through saturday and sunday. >> caltrain is running with delays. trains are single tracking in the mountain view area. commuting along of the east shore freeway it's crowded westbound interstate 80. about a half hour drive time making your way from the carquinez bridge to the maze. metering lights are on. expect to put your brakes on.